HBO nabs Ed Norton-produced Barack Obama doc
With a sensational ending now in tow, Edward Norton’s Class 5 Films has sold television rights for its unfinished Obama documentary to HBO for “low seven figures,” according to Variety.
The untitled film began production in 2006, before Obama announced his candidacy for president, and documents what Norton called a "a new generation of leadership." Norton’s
production company took up finances on the film, directed by Amy Rice
and Alicia Sams, and Obama and his entourage agreed to allow intimate
access with not only the campaign but also family and friends. The film will
continue to shoot through inauguration for a release sometime next year.
Theatrical rights are still unclaimed on the project.
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